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  • South Africa: Covid-19 cases - 646,398 cases; 15,378 deaths

    Source: https://www.voanews.com/science-heal...false-positive

    COVID-19 Cases Grow to 24 in South Africa, Outside of False Positive
    By Anita Powell
    March 13, 2020 10:46 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's health minister on Friday announced that the nation has seen eight new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the nation's total caseload to at least 24.

    That number does not include a case reported Thursday, when South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases erroneously said the nation had seen its first locally transmitted case of novel coronavirus.

    "We humbly apologize for the error in reporting the first case of local transmission of COVID-19 in our earlier report," the agency said on Twitter late Thursday. "On verification, the case was found to be negative."..
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 27, 2020, 11:49 AM.

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    Department of Health confirms first coronavirus case in South Africa

    The patient has reportedly been self-isolating since consulting a private general practitioner on March 3 for his symptoms which included fever, headache, malaise and a sore throat and cough.
    The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday confirmed South Africa’s first case of Covid-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus.

    “The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020,” said the department in a statement.

    The patient has reportedly been self-isolating since consulting a private general practitioner on March 3 for his symptoms which included fever, headache, malaise and a sore throat and cough.

    The Emergency...https://northcliffmelvilletimes.co.z...n-south-africa
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      First coronavirus case confirmed in South Africa

      By Lou-Anne Daniels and Jonisayi Maromo 13m ago

      Cape Town - The Health Department has confirmed that the first person to be diagnosed with the coronavirus in South Africa is a 38-year-old man who had travelled to Italy with his wife. The identity of the couple, who have two children, has not been made public.


      According to the Health ministry, the couple, who are from KwaZulu-Natal, returned home on March 1 and the husband consulted a doctor on March 3 after presenting flu-like symptoms, including headache, fever and a cough. He tested positive for COVID-19 and has been self-isolating since then, the ministry said. The doctor has also been in isolation since March 3.

      The ministry said that the Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) was tracing anyone who had come into contact with the doctor and the patient and that a tracer team was deployed to the province. An epidemiologist and NCID clinicians are included in the group.

      News of the first local coronavirus case comes as the country readies to receive more than 100 citizens who are returning from China...https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afr...frica-44181100
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        Dr Zweli Mkhize
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        FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN SA Fellow South Africans This morning, Thursday March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive. #COVID19
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        The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020. #COVID19
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        The patient consulted a private general practitioner on March 3, with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat and a cough. The practice nurse took swabs and delivered it to the lab. #COVID19
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        The patient has been self-isolating since March 3. The couple also has two children. The Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) has identified the contacts by interviewing the patient and doctor. #COVID19
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        The tracer team has been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal with epidemiologists and clinicians from NICD. The doctor has been self-isolated as well. #COVID19
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        This media briefing is to ensure that the public is immediately kept abreast. A press briefing will be held later after the parliamentary debate this evening, to shed more light on this issue.

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        • #5
          Source: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news...yo-180830.html

          ...A 39-year-old woman from Gauteng, who was part of the same travel group to Italy as the first case, has been diagnosed with the virus, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday...

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          • #6
            Source: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-afr...navirus-in-sa/

            Health 9.3.2020 03:02 pm
            Four more people test positive for coronavirus in SA

            The health minister says government is tracking down everyone who made contact with a group of 10 people who came back from Italy.

            During an interministerial committee briefing on Monday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that another four people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total tally to seven.

            Another person suspected of being positive, eventually tested negative.

            He said he was not surprised by the results, since the people had travelled with the first confirmed patient as part of a group of 10...

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            Source: https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/...nfirmed-in-sa/

            ...Health minster Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are four confirmed new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus infections in South Africa, bringing the total number of infected persons in the country to seven.

            Mkhize was speaking at a live inter-ministerial committee update on the coronavirus in South Africa.

            The minister said that the newly confirmed cases were all members of the same party of 10 that had recently travelled to Italy for a skiing holiday....

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            • #7
              Source: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-afr...s-rises-to-24/

              Breaking News 13.3.2020 01:23 pm
              Number of SA coronavirus cases rises to 24
              Anyone who came into contact with the patients is currently being traced and informed.

              Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on Friday confirmed that South Africa now has 24 cases of Covid-19.

              Mkhize said that six additional cases have been confirmed, changing Thursday’s revised-down total of 16...

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              • #8
                Source: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-afr...o-51-up-by-13/

                Breaking News 15.3.2020 11:06 am
                Another big daily jump as Covid-19 cases in SA move to 51, up by 13

                Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on Sunday confirmed an additional 13 cases from Saturday’s number of 38, bringing the total to 51.

                There have been no related deaths as yet and only four provinces have thus far been affected...

                ...The breakdown per province of total infections is as follows:

                GAUTENG: 24

                WESTERN CAPE: 14

                KWAZULU-NATAL: 12

                MPUMALANGA: 1...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2020/...resented-nicd/

                  ...Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize confirmed that as of this morning, South Africa has 62 confirmed and verified cases of COVID-19, there are more cases but these are yet to be verified.




                  The details of the cases are as follows:

                  GAUTENG: 7
                  – A 33-year-old male who had travelled to Spain
                  – A 68-year-old female who had travelled to Austria
                  – A 30-year-old male who had travelled to India
                  – A 39-year-old male who had travelled to the US
                  – A 43-year-old female who had travelled to the US
                  – A 50-year-old male who had travelled to France and the UK
                  – A 37-year-old male who had travelled to the US, Dubai and Mexico

                  WESTERN CAPE: 2
                  – A 39-year-old male who had travelled to Canada
                  – A 15-year-old male who had travel travelled to France

                  LIMPOPO: 1
                  ⁃A 29-year-old male who had travelled to France and Netherlands

                  MPUMALANGA:
                  ⁃A 55-year-old male who had travelled to France

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202003161055.html

                    South Africa: Coronavirus | Confirmed - Mother, Child in Richards Bay Test Positive for Covid-19 As Cases in KwaZulu-Natal Rise
                    16 March 2020
                    News24Wire (Cape Town)
                    By Kaveel Singh

                    A mother and her child have tested positive for coronavirus in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, the Department of Education confirmed on Monday.

                    MEC for Education Kwazi Mshengu said Richards Bay Primary School had been under lockdown after 17 pupils in the child's class began showing symptoms of infection.

                    He said the pupil is in Grade R and that her mother, who works at a local bank, often dealt with foreign customers who come to exchange currency.

                    "We can confirm one Grade R leaner from Richards Bay Primary tested positive. We understand her mother works at one of the banks and deals with the foreign exchange of money."...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.channelstv.com/2020/03/1...g-jump-to-116/

                      Covid-19: South Africa Virus Cases Fast Rising, Jump To 116
                      Channels Television
                      Updated March 18, 2020

                      South Africa on Wednesday recorded its highest 24-hour increase in coronavirus infections to date, with 31 new cases taking the country’s tally up to 116, government announced.

                      Africa’s most industrialised economy is the most affected in sub-Saharan Africa and second-most impacted on the continent after Egypt, which has recorded 196 cases...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/na...s-rise-to-150/

                        BREAKING NEWS: SA Covid-19 infections rise to 150
                        President Cyril Ramaphosa says the increase in infections is concerning and ‘reinforces our message about social distancing’
                        19 March 2020 - 14:38 Genevieve Quintal

                        The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen to 150, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday.

                        “That for us is concerning because it already tells us ... that it could start rising in greater numbers which then reinforces our message about social distancing,” Ramaphosa said...

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                        • #13
                          Source: http://www.702.co.za/articles/378417...ica-now-at-202


                          Confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa now at 202
                          20 March 2020 12:18 PM

                          Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa now has 202 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

                          Mkhize says of the first five people reported in the Free State, two came from Texas US, two from Isreal and one from France...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.ecr.co.za/coronavirus-be...-south-africa/


                            COVID-19 cases rise to 274 in South Africa
                            Updated March 22, 2020, 9:02 p.m. | By Newswatch

                            South Africa now has 274 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
                            KwaZulu-Natal has nine new cases, taking the provincial tally to 36.
                            Gauteng remains the most affected province with 132 infections...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://ewn.co.za/2020/03/23/covid-1...-sa-breach-400

                              COVID-19 cases in SA breach 400
                              The Northern Cape had recorded its first case of the coronavirus.
                              Eyewitness News | about 2 hours ago

                              JOHANNESBURG - JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Africa has now risen to 402.

                              The Health Department said there had been an increase of 128 cases from Sunday's announcement.

                              It is also notable that the Northern Cape has its first confirmed cases...

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